Our Literary Lady in London

Our Literary Lady in London
I still often think of the hours spent reading for my MA dissertation in the English department seminar library in Juslenia in 2007-2008. At least in two distinct ways, those hours were to have a lasting influence on my life. First of all, they installed in me the desire to do further research. I had ...

Shakespeare’s Othello: Still Contemporary after 400 Years

The story is a familiar one: a father cannot approve of his daughter’s elopement with a powerful and ambitious military leader, who, despite his respectability and his service to the powers that be, remains a social outcast due to his race. One of this leader’s trusted advisors, who feels that he has been passed over ...

Pumpkins are smashing: Happy Halloween! 1

Pumpkins are smashing: Happy Halloween!
Pumpkins or squash, most often those belonging to the cucurbita pepo family, are plentiful this time of year. From summer squash (also known as zucchini in the US and courgette in Britain) to ornamental gourds and giant pumpkins, they grow well in Finland and are a delight for children and English scholars alike. Pumpkins and ...